Luther Hatten, known to his family/friends as Bobby Hatten was born on March 29, 1930 in Cleveland, OH. He was the beloved son of Elijah and Mary (Lloyd) Hatten (both deceased).
He was the oldest of 5 children. Was a proud attendee/graduate of East Technical High School where in his words “Excelled in Track – as he would continuously tell everyone that he was a fast runner in my younger days.” He served in the Korean Conflict Army and performed various assigned duties.
His marriage to Mavis held on for 67 years. They had one daughter, Denise. During his employment years as a School Custodian for the Cleveland School District, Denise would happily accompany him to play classroom teacher while he operated the school boiler system and checked over the building.
Upon his retirement – yardwork, visits with family/friends and travel adventures became a passion until he fell in love with car restoration and his 1941 Chevy. Many summer days, Bobby would be in the garage – ‘Wax Off and Wax On’. This resulted in proud awards, (multiple) family weekend trips within driving limits to the various Goodguys PPG Nationals - Rod and Custom Car Shows throughout the state of Ohio.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his devoted wife Mavis, daughter Denise, grandchildren Adrienne Smith and Lewis C. Smith IV; great-grandchildren, Brionna, Rylee and Keola; sister, Lucille Morrison and brother, Jerry Hatten; and many nieces, nephews, family members and friends that continue to support his family to this day.
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